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........................ Tri_ C01un rNe s: .Umb dl,AUgust 26, 2010MN Participating in the Pedal Pilgrimage from left to right are Jim Hughes, Bill Riner, Phyllis Smith, Lynn Mergen, Mary Zupanc, Tim Mergen, Deb Dusich, Mary Lou Pivec and Cathie Eiler. Submitted photo. On a sunny day, Sunday, dinner at one of the local restau- ,the riders summed up the day Aug. 15, with winds more remi- rants in town. with, "It was good exercise, good niscent of Pentecost than the feast Most of the riders came fromprayer and good friends." of the Assumption, nine bicy- Litchfield, although others came St. Gertrude's also sponsors a clists made the 20-mile pilgrimage from St. Cloud, Sartell, South 30-mile pilgrimage on MEA week- from St. Gertrude's in Forest City, Haven and even Arizona. Theyend Friday, Oct. 22. This pilgrim- through Watkins and St. Nicholas varied widely in cycling experi- agewill culminate with prayer and to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold ence, but all made it to the fin- dinner with the Sisters at the Mon- Spring. The Pedal Pilgrimage is ish. They were supported by two astery of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. both a physical and spiritual jour- vehicles driven by Wes Edwards of Again this Friday, Oct. 22, bike ride hey up County Road 2. There are Litchfield and Jim Hughs of Dar- will be broken up for prayer at the prayer stops along the way in the win. Judy and Randy Barka of Wat- various churches along the route. towns, but the ride culminated at kins hauled the bikes back to For- While the prayer will refect the the top of Chapel Hill with an out- est City after the ride. Roman Catholic tradition, this pil- door Mass. This was followed by At the end of the night one .0f grimage is open to people of all ~faith*raditions. l~gistration: Pilgrims may pre-register by e-mail to St. Ger- trude's~:= , Burial end Cremmtlon Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line How many kids are your child's class? C oss School wade Holy Cross School with Pedal Pilgrimage in the sub- ject!l Or download a registra- tion form from . Reg- istration becomes official when a signed registration and liabil- ity waver form is accepted with a $30 fee which includes dinner and a T-shirt. If St. Gertrude's is con- tacted byo Oct. 15, arrangements can be made to get back to For- est City. Without prearrangement, pilgrim.~?are responsible for get- ting home. Christian Women Do you need encouragement? Do you need hope? Do you need an uplifting morning out? Then make plans to attend the "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" brunch held at Reichel's Event Center in Annandale at 9:30 a.m. Thursda5 Sept. 9. You're sure to leave feeling refreshed and restored after you listen to young and talented Tasha Schuh of Ellsworth, Wis. share her gift of music and sto~ Tasha talks about how she found Kimball (320) 398-5055 Casting for a Cure Sept. 11 Casting for a Cure announces presented for multiple species in free family activities at youth and adult divisions. community fundraising event At 9 p.m., adults can enjoy live Greater Minnesota Fight for music, as well as the popular Lake a Cure (GMFFC) is excited to Maid Fishing Game. The Lake Maid announce new, free outdoor activi- Beer bottle caps showcase pounds tiesforfamiliesaspartofthisyear's ofdifferenttypes offish. The person community fundraising event - to collect the most pounds of fish Casting for a Cure - at the Blue will win exciting prizes. Line in Sartell Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration for the Fish-a-thou After the second annual Casting is open through Sept. 8 at . Participants munity is invited to participate in will fish their favorite body of the Celebration of Hope, includ- water in search of the biggest catch ing outdoor activities and more and largest limit of fish. Anglers at the Blue Line Sports Bar and record their success on a Casting Grill. There really is something for for a Cure Angling Log and with everyone this year at Casting for a a digital photo of their catch on Cure, even if you don't fish. an official CFC measuring stick, "The Casting for a Cure event is which they receive in their regis- so much more than a fundraising trant pack (a $25 value!). event. We're committed to bring our GMFFC board member Joe community together, helping local Schulte invites families and MN families who are affected by friends to fish during the day and cancer, and turningthe grief caused live in the moment. "Going fishing by cancer into something positive reminds me that I am alive. While and hopeful," said GMFFC board I am out on the water, I often real- member Sarah L. Cords. "It is a great ize the importance of making con- waytoenjoyadayoffishing, orhav- scious efforts to celebrate life and ing fun at the Blue Line with all of health. The Casting for a Cure the activities." tournament is really just an exten- About the community sion and expansion of this expe- fundraising event rience. Everyone I talked to last Beginning at 4 p.m., community year said they had a great day, and members and families can have fun it wasn't just because they caught and learn about healthy living in lots of big fish!" the free outdoor activity area. Activ- Register for the Fish-a-thou ities include Party Time Inflatables today and mark your calendars for bouncy houses, fishing demonstra- a night of fun. Help make a differ- tions, a dance class from lust For ence in the lives of cancer patients Kix, and informational booths from and families in Greater Minne- CentraCareandB.L.E.N.D. Families sota. To learn about more ways andadultcommunitymemberscan you can support GMFFC, go to also head inside to grab a bite to eat . or a refreshing drink. The Blue Line Tweet this: Register now for is generously donating 10 percent of ! Go to all sales during the event to GMFFC. <>, tO Inside, there will be an honor- help raise $ for cancer resources. ary and memorial wall to honor About Casting for a Cure those affected by cancer, hourly This annual event is put on door prizes, a silent auction, a by Greater Minnesota Fight for a slideshow of angler catches from Cure. Volunteers give their time the day, and more. GMFFC board to make this event a success. Each member Trent Karasch says, "It's volunteer has a personal corm,c- fun to see how all the participants tion to cancer and is deeply moti- did on the slideshow and the silent vated to create change. Casting for auction is awesome." a Cure was first held in 2009, and Angler awards will also take the result was a $15,000 donation place inside, allowing avid and to the Coborn Cancer Center. amateur anglers as well as youth About Greater Minnesota Fight participants to tell their best fish for a Cure stories from the day on the water. The vision of Greater Minne- Cash awards and prizes will be sota Fight for a Cure is to sup- port cancer patients and fami- meet "-'aep~. 9 lies impacted by cancer in Greater Minnesota, while involving the hope and purpose after a tragic acci- community and raising funds for dent that left her paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Do you have friends who cancer awareness, prevention and resources. also need encouragement? Make Contact: Sarah Klaphake Cords, reservations today by calling Sheree before 8 p.m. at (320) 274-6625, Betty (320) 241-9717, . mom preschool nursery available upon request. This event is spon- sored by Stonecroft Ministries. ir~{u~d~(~s t~x & berber~ ~ Uallroom HWY 55, KIMBALL 320-398-3965 AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIES, BANQUETS, WEDDINGS & ANNIVERSARIES Hospice & Respite Care Available. . Amenities to meet your needs: i_ [" 3 meals per day & snacks |. Scheduled exercise and actMUes t.[ Church activities, including mass 3 tlmes/mo. Housekeeping/laundry services Medication services with LPN/RN services available 24 hours per day Obituaries are posted each week at www.tricou ntynews. M N (There were no obituaries this week)